Snowpack may delay spring openings in Acadia

Acadia National Park photo. Heavy snowfall in most of Maine this winter, especially along the coast, may result in delayed openings this spring at Acadia National Park, according to park officials. The park is open year-round, but most facilities and roads are closed in late fall and reopen in April. People can drive along the Ocean Drive section of […]

Instagramming the winter of 2015

In the two decades I’ve lived in Maine year round, I’ve never experienced a winter like this one. Snow, snow and more snow. The dug trenches in my front yard that connect the house to the driveway and street rise over my three year-old daughter’s head. My arms and back ache. The scoop on my snow […]

Month-long snow record set in Bangor

If ever there is a New England Weather Hall of Fame, the Winter of 2015 will undoubtedly be an early inductee. Snowfall records already have been set in this month in Boston and in Eastport, and now – after tying a 46-year-old record on Feb. 9 – Bangor has been added to the list of most-evers. […]

Video: snowbound motorists in Eastport

Here’s a video of what Deep Cove Rd. in Eastport looked like yesterday afternoon, after the snow stopped falling from the sky but while the winds were still howling. This section of road is at the southeastern end of the municipal airport, where the wind was roaring down the runway before it blew over the road. It took me more […]

The Good Life or La Dolce Vita?

BDN photo by Gabor Degre Having spent a substantial part of my life in Hancock County, I think I know it fairly well. But I was surprised recently to see this blog post from real estate website Movoto, which declared that a zip code in Hancock County has the third-highest per capita income in the […]